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NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Evander Kane bet on own games

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The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit.

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Manoah’s gem, Springer’s homers lead Blue Jays past Royals to collet 3rd straight win

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Blue Jays rookie pitcher Alek Manoah made a marvellous debut at Rogers Centre, and George Springer smashed a pair of early-game home runs to back his young teammate on Saturday.

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Extreme heat warnings issued across Alberta, temperatures up to 35 C expected

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Albertans are being cautioned to brace themselves for another heat wave.

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Air quality from wildfire smoke hits dangerous levels in cities across B.C., as smoke heads west

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For days, thick smoke has blanketed Kootenay and Okanagan cities, reaching levels considered dangerous. Now, Metro Vancouver is bracing for that smoke to reach the coast.

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Florida reports more than 21,000 daily COVID-19 cases — a new high

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The Sunshine State reached the record as it become a new epicentre for the coronavirus, accounting for about a fifth of all new cases in the United States.

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Olympic viewing guide: Andre De Grasse goes for gold, Penny’s last shot

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Here’s what to watch on a super Saturday night and Sunday morning that features one of Canada’s biggest Olympic stars going for the title of World’s Fastest Man and another trying to break the national record for medals.

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Maple Leafs sign free-agent forward Nick Ritchie for 2 years, Oilers bring in Foegele

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free-agent forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract worth an annual average value of $2.5 million US. Meanwhile, the Rangers, Avalanche and Canucks were all active on the third day of NHL free agency.

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Toronto FC to host Nashville SC as big names return from Gold Cup

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Nashville SC set to play Toronto FC on BMO Field Sunday as several players on both sides return to MLS action after stints at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Catholic Church approved legal fees from fund meant for residential school survivors: documents

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New details have emerged about the Catholic Church’s controversial multimillion-dollar legal bill paid from a fund intended for residential school survivors.

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Several frozen mango brands recalled due to possible Hepatitis A risk

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Frozen mangoes commonly sold at Sobeys and Loblaws across Canada have been recalled because of a possible Hepatitis A contamination. 

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Pop star Kris Wu detained by Beijing police on suspicion of sexual assault

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Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships.

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Barenaked Ladies ready to return to stage after a Detour de Force

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Band discusses pandemic-related challenges, enthusiasm and trepidation about returning to live performances, new album, and dealing with lingering effects of past troubles.

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Maple Leafs nab Nick Ritchie for 2-year deal

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nick Ritchie to a two-year contract worth an annual average value of $2.5 million US. 

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You again? Canada, U.S. to meet in rematch of controversial 2012 Olympic women’s soccer semi

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Canada and the United States will square off in the women’s soccer semifinals at the Olympics — again (Monday, 4 a.m. ET, CBCSports.ca). Here’s a look at what to watch for in a rematch of the 2012 Olympic semifinals that saw the U.S. win 4-3 despite a hat trick from Canada’s Christine Sinclair.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah repeats as Olympic 100-metre champion in Games-record time

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Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title in the women’s 100 metres on Saturday, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to lower Florence Griffith Joyner’s Summer Games record by 1-100th of a second. Canada’s Andre De Grasse advanced to the men’s semifinals in a season-best 9.91.

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Canada’s women can control their Olympic basketball fate with win over Spain

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Barring disaster, the Canadian women’s basketball team should reach the quarter-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. But Saturday’s game against Spain (9 p.m. ET, CBCSports.ca) will be crucial in determining the path for a team with a stated goal of playing for a medal following consecutive Olympic quarter-final defeats.

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Emancipation Day exposes Canada’s educational blind spot

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Despite new federal recognition of Emancipation Day, many Canadians remain unaware of their country’s history of slavery — and this is largely owed to the reluctance of schools to teach this history, writes Sarah Raughley.

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Refugee Olympians coming to Canada in first-of-kind immigration program

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For three South Sudanese-born Olympians, this is one eventful summer: reaching the world stage, then settling in a new country half a world away. 

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Canadian wrestler Erica Wiebe ready to defend Olympic title in Tokyo

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Olympic champion Erica Wiebe headlines a group aiming to bring home Canada’s fourth Olympic wrestling gold medal. With two returning Olympians and two athletes making their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Canada looks to improve upon its single-medal performance from 2016.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah repeats as Olympic sprint champ in stacked women’s 100m

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Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title in the women’s 100 metres on Saturday, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to lower Florence Griffith Joyner’s Summer Games record by 1-100th of a second. Canada’s Andre De Grasse advanced to the men’s semifinals in a season-best 9.91.

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‘I’m focused’: Andre De Grasse shows incredible composure, posts best time in 100m heats

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Canada’s Andre DeGrasse hasn’t lost a step. The 26-year-old ran his 100-metres heat in a blistering 9.91 seconds, the best time of night, as the race to determine the world’s fastest man got off to a blazing start in Tokyo.

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While you were sleeping: Masse wins Canadian medal No. 12, tennis medal rounds continue

While you were sleeping: Masse wins Canadian medal No. 12, tennis medal rounds continue

Kylie Masse wins silver in the 200m backstroke, teammate Brent Hayden gets his last Olympic swim. Meanwhile, tennis star Novak Djokovic misses out on bronze, all while you were sleeping on July 30.

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Canada’s Tammara Thibeault falls 1 win shy of medal in women’s middleweight boxing

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Canadian boxer Tammara Thibeault fell one win shy of winning a medal with her loss to the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn in the women’s middleweight (69-75 kg) quarter-finals on Saturday.

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Olympic wake-up call: Canadian swimmers, divers still making a splash in Tokyo

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Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse earned her second silver medal in Tokyo, while Canadian diver Jennifer Abel qualified for the finals, eager to get her second medal as well. Here’s what else you missed on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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New Zealand defeat France for long-awaited women’s rugby 7s gold

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New Zealand won a gold medal that was five years in the making with a 26-12 win over France on Saturday in the women’s rugby sevens title at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Canada’s Tom Ramshaw nears top-10 with 2 races remaining in men’s finn sailing event

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Canadian sailor Tom Ramshaw put together his best pair of performances to date on Saturday, inching towards a top-10 spot that would allow him to compete in the men’s finn medal race.

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Why the delta variant is spreading COVID-19 so quickly — and what that means for Canada

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The highly contagious delta variant, which was first discovered in India in late 2020, has spread around the world and now accounts for the majority of cases in Canada and various other countries. So why is this particular variant advancing so rapidly?

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Singh hopes to build ‘momentum’ on tour of Indigenous communities

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been meeting with Indigenous people who have been affected by boil water advisories, forest fires and other threats — stepping away from 24/7 national media coverage just as a federal election call is expected within weeks.

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Inspired by 14th century poem, The Green Knight is latest Arthurian legend on big screen

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David Lowery’s cinematic vision of a 14th century epic poem has excited critics and medievalists. The text, whose author is unknown, makes rich use of historical Middle English and was virtually unknown until discovered by a 19th century British researcher.

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Here’s what Canada’s business leaders think about heading back to the office

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After 500 days of working from home, CBC News reached out to dozens of business leaders across the country for their thoughts on the looming return to offices. Across the spectrum, one sentiment was echoed: Things definitely won’t be going back to how they used to be.

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Grassy Narrows funding pact for mercury-poisoning care home spurs joy and bitter memories

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After decades of activism and suffering from mercury poisoning, the Grassy Narrows community is celebrating the long-awaited agreement with Ottawa to fund a one-of-a-kind, specialized mercury treatment centre in the northwestern Ontario First Nation.

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CBC Radio’s The House: The NDP at 60

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On this week’s show: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi reacts to Alberta’s recent announcement that it will end self-isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19. We take an in-depth look at the NDP a week before the 60th anniversary of that party’s founding, including an interview with Jagmeet Singh. Also: two economists discuss why balanced budgets are no longer in vogue, and a exploration of how best to manage wildfires.

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Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama 1 shot back of lead entering final round of Olympic golf tournament

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Canadians Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners sit in an 11-way tie at 17th place, seven shots back of the lead following the third round of the Olympic golf tournament on Saturday in Tokyo.

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Yamada’s 4 RBIs help Japan beat Mexico to advance to quarter-finals in Olympic baseball

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Former Central League MVP Tetsuto Yamada had four RBIs and broke open the game with a three-run homer, Hayato Sakamoto went deep off former big league pitcher Manny Banuelos and Japan beat Mexico 7-4 Saturday to win Group A at the Olympics.

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Smoke headed for Metro Vancouver, Stanley Park closed overnight as 241 wildfires burn across B.C.

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Wildfire smoke is in the forecast for B.C.’s South Coast this weekend, on top of a heat wave that prompted warnings from health officials Friday. 

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Canadian Joey Votto homers in 7th straight game, one shy of MLB record

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Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game, one shy of a major league record, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night. Votto’s solo homer to center field in the sixth inning extended the Reds’ lead to 3-1.

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The National: Potential fourth wave, Water advisories settlement, Barenaked Ladies

The National: Potential fourth wave, Water advisories settlement, Barenaked Ladies

The National for Friday, July 30 — Canada could be seeing the start of a fourth wave driven by the Delta variant. Plus, the Barenaked Ladies open up about their challenges during the pandemic and getting ready to tour.

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Star gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of 2 more Olympic events

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USA Gymnastics says Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the Olympic event finals in the vault and uneven bars.

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France beats Iran to finish group play undefeated in men’s Olympic basketball

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Thomas Heurtel scored 16 points and France completed an unbeaten run through Olympic men’s basketball group play with a 79-62 victory over Iran on Saturday.

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Hernandez, Bichette homer as Blue Jays celebrate return home with win over Royals

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Teoscar Hernandez and Bo Bichette homered to help the Blue Jays celebrate their first game in Toronto in 670 days with a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.